Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Childhood pussies

The problem with the youth of today is that they've been raised in a sterilised, cotton-wool wrapped environment. We tell fables and nursery rhymes of cats in hats, bears with porridge and lions without courage. Never mind the content, probably dreamed up during some liberal-minded drug-induced hallucinogenic hippy "freak-out fest." Where's the realism? Where are the stories that the youth of today can really learn something from? Where are the stories of teamwork? For example, the Anschluss Österreichs showed how great things could be achieved when people work together! What about the value of honesty and faith to one's own kind? A few stories from the Albigensian Crusade will teach children all they need to know about obeying sanctioned spiritual guidance. Lastly, nothing teaches small children about the consequences of misbehaving than a chapter from Revelations; statements like "an eternity in fiery agony while rats gnaw at your eyes, all because little Jane stole a cookie and then lied about it" really snaps them into shape.

I won't even begin to go into illustrations, suffice to say that they are piss weak. Possible replacements include some of Jan Luiken's fine work from Martyrs Mirror. Take the illustration below, think about how much more effective the US soldiers at Abu Ghraib could have been if they were given picture books like these as children.


Blogger kryz said...




8/30/2006 3:53 pm  

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